Ottis Gibson

West Indies|Allrounder
Ottis Gibson
INTL CAREER: 1995 - 1999
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Full Name

Ottis Delroy Gibson


March 16, 1969, Sion Hill, St Peter, Barbados


54y 14d

Batting Style

Right hand Bat

Bowling Style

Right arm Fast

Playing Role



6ft 2in


Ellerslie Secondary School, Barbados


DJS Dottin




A bowler capable of genuine pace, the athletic Ottis Gibson was also an intelligent bowler with the old ball for West Indies. But he became seen, possibly unfairly, as a one-day specialist - his hard-hitting late middle-order batting was particularly effective in the closing overs of the innings. He toured England in 1995, playing in the Lord's Test, and won a second cap when drafted into the West Indies side as emergency cover during their ill-fated tour of South Africa in 1998-99. His nomadic career took him to Glamorgan, Staffordshire, and three South African provincial sides. Frustrated by niggling injuries, he took up coaching and found work with the ECB before returning to the game with Leicestershire in 2004. He added one final side to his CV when he moved to Durham in 2006 to enjoy one of his most successful seasons, and his career-best 155 in the final match of the summer helped keep his team in the top flight. In 2007 he became the 79th player to take all ten wickets in an innings when he skittled Hampshire for 115 to take 10 for 47 in 17.3 overs. He finished the season with a record number of wickets in any season for Durham and was instrumental in their two trophies and was unsurprisingly named Most Valuable Player and Player of the Year at the PCA Awards that September. He also expressed an interest in moving into coaching and was named as England's bowling coach for the tour of Sri Lanka that autumn. He spent more than two years with England before giving up the job to become the West Indies coach in January 2010.
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Career Averages
Batting & Fielding
List A212159382548102*21.05--15--590
List A212-980775333105/195/1924.304.6031.61150
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Recent Matches - Player
Durham vs Kent403/60 & 2/4219-Sep-2007CanterburyFC
Durham vs Glamorgan22/4815-Sep-2007Chester-le-StreetList A
Durham vs Sussex04/78 & 3/6011-Sep-2007Chester-le-StreetFC
Durham vs Lancashire8 & 338/68 & 1/5906-Sep-2007BlackpoolFC
Durham vs Derbyshire--3/4604-Sep-2007ChesterfieldList A
Ottis Gibson and Darren Gough flank Steve Patterson, Yorkshire's captain, at the club's media day
Faf du Plessis and Ottis Gibson are likely to face scrutiny after South Africa's poor World Cup
Faf du Plessis and Ottis Gibson at training on a humid day
South Africa are set to part ways with Ottis Gibson
Coach Ottis Gibson talks to Kagiso Rabada
Ottis Gibson speaks to the media at his first press conference as South Africa coach